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The Nucleus

, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 77–82 | Cite as

Chromosome studies on freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium lanchesteri (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) from Thailand

  • Sumalee Phimphan
  • A. Tanomtong
  • N. seangphan
  • W. SangpakdeeEmail author
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Abstract

The chromosomes of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium lanchesteri) were characterized by means of conventional Giemsa-, DAPI-, silver-staining and G-banding techniques. The number of diploid chromosome and fundamental number were 2n = 116 and 226, respectively. The karyotype consisted of 54 metacentric, 46 submetacentric, 10 acrocentric and 6 telocentric chromosome pairs. The karyotype formula could be deduced as 2n (116) = L 24 m  + L 8 a  + M 12 m  + M 6 sm  + M 2 a  + S 18 m  + S 40 sm  + S 6 t . Heterochromatic regions were located in the centromere and pericentromeric regions of most chromosomes, and NORs were found on two pairs of small chromosomes. G-band karyotype of M. lanchesteri was provided for the first time.

Keywords

Freshwater prawn Macrobrachium lanchesteri Karyotype 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Phetchabun Rajabhat University and the Toxic Substances in Livestock and Aquatic Animals Research Group, Khon Kaen University for financial support and collaboration. The authors are also thanks to Suphanburi College of Agriculture and Technology, Amphoe Danchang Suphanburi Province for identifying the specimens.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumalee Phimphan
    • 1
  • A. Tanomtong
    • 2
  • N. seangphan
    • 3
  • W. Sangpakdee
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Biology Program, Faculty of Science and TechnologyPhetchabun Rajabhat UniversityMuangThailand
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceKhon Kaen UniversityMuangThailand
  3. 3.Suphanburi College of Agriculture and TechnologyDanchangThailand
  4. 4.Biology Program, Faculty of ScienceUdon Thani Rajabhat UniversityMuangThailand

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